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Chicago Urban Gardening

The day to day experiences of a University of Illinois Extension Urban Horticulture Educator in Chicago, Illinois

Someone You Should Know: Beth Botts

Posted by Ron Wolford -

I have had the pleasure of knowing Beth Botts for many years. Beth is a Chicago Master Gardener, an award-winning garden writer, speaker, consultant and was on staff at the Chicago Tribune for more than 20 years. Beth wrote an informative gardening blog for the Tribune and now writes a blog:...

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GreenTown Chicago Conference: Oct. 13,14

Posted by Ron Wolford -

GreenTown is teaming up with the City of Chicago Department of Environment and Columbia College Chicago in bringing together inspiring speakers, been-there case studies and actionable ways to make communities greener, healthier and more prosperous. Some of our U of IL Extension...

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Bee on Flower

Illinois Best Plants

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The Chicago Botanic Garden's Illinois Best Plants Web site allows you find plants to fit into your landscape plan. You can search for plants based on sun, size of plant, flower color and plant type. Information is also provided on plant care and recommended cultivars with photographs. Illin...

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